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Fabio Jakobsen

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Fabio Jakobsen
Personal information
Full nameFabio Jakobsen
Born (1996-08-31) 31 August 1996 (age 27)
Heukelum, Netherlands
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam dsm–firmenich PostNL
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2015–2017SEG Racing
2018–2023Quick-Step Floors[1][2][3]
2024–Team dsm–firmenich PostNL
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2022)
Vuelta a España
Points classification (2021)
5 individual stages (2019, 2021)

Single-day races and Classics

European Road Race Championships (2022)
National Road Race Championships (2019)
Scheldeprijs (2018, 2019)
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne (2022)
Eurométropole Tour (2021)
Nokere Koerse (2018)
Medal record
Men's road bicycle racing
Representing the  Netherlands
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2022 Munich Road race

Fabio Jakobsen (born 31 August 1996) is a Dutch cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team dsm–firmenich PostNL.[4]

Career

2019–2020

Fabio Jakobsen of Deceuninck–Quick-Step (left), runner-up of the Stage 6 (Sakarya-Istanbul) at the 55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2019 at the award ceremony.

During the 2019 Vuelta a España Jakobsen won two stages, including the final stage of the race on stage 21 in Madrid.

A few metres before the finish of the 1st stage in the 2020 Tour de Pologne he heavily crashed after Dylan Groenewegen deviated from his line, forcing Jakobsen into the barriers. The race doctor initially reported that Jakobsen had suffered several major injuries, including serious brain trauma and damage to the upper respiratory tract, a broken palate, and heavy blood loss, and was in life-threatening condition.[5][6] On 7 August 2020, the race organisers announced that Jakobsen was out of the induced coma and in "good condition".[7] On 18 August 2020, Jakobsen said that he was "glad to be alive" following the crash.[8] Groenewegen received a nine month suspension.[9]

2021–present

Jakobsen returned to professional racing at the Presidential Tour of Turkey on 11 April 2021, eight months after the crash.

Jakobsen raced the 2021 Vuelta a España, where he improved on his 2019 result by winning three stages on this occasion: stages four, eight and sixteen. The early part of the race saw him battle with Jasper Philipsen for the green Points Classification jersey. Philipsen abandoned the race after stage 10 due to illness, which left Magnus Cort and overall GC contender Primož Roglič as Jakobsen's closest points rivals. However, stage 16 proved to be decisive, when Jakobsen won the sprint finish on his 25th birthday.[10] Although he was unable to increase his points total following this stage victory, he remained the overall leader in the points competition until the completion of the race, earning him his first Grand Tour jersey.

At the end of the 2021 season, Jakobsen was nominated for Comeback Rider of the Year award on CyclingnewsForum. Jakobsen won the award, gaining the majority of the votes over the other nine riders.

In 2022 he won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, a stage in Paris-Nice and the Tour of Belgium. He also won the points classification as well as multiple stages in Volta ao Algarve, the Tour of Hungary and Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.[11] In the 2022 Tour de France, which was his first entry in the Tour, he won the sprint finish on stage 2.[12] On stage 17, which was a major mountain stage with a summit finish in Peyragudes, Jakobsen's entire team returned to the finish line to cheer when they realized he was going to make it inside the time cut. He was the final surviving rider to cross the finish line, and then collapsed up against the barriers with the Broom wagon driving across the line fifteen seconds later.[13] He survived the next day in the high mountains and the rest of the race, making his first Tour de France a successful one.

Major results

2014
4th Overall Driedaagse van Axel
2015
2nd Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
2016
1st Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Slag om Norg
1st Stage 2 ZLM Tour
2017
1st Road race, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
1st Craft Ster van Zwolle
1st Ronde van Noord-Holland
Olympia's Tour
1st Stages 3 & 4
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 2 Tour de Normandie
1st Stage 4 Tour Alsace
2nd Dorpenomloop Rucphen
4th Arno Wallaard Memorial
5th Slag om Norg
6th Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
8th Zuid Oost Drenthe Classic
2018 (7 pro wins)
1st Scheldeprijs
1st Nokere Koerse
Tour of Guangxi
1st Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 6
1st Stage 1 BinckBank Tour
1st Stage 1 Tour des Fjords
1st Stage 4 Okolo Slovenska
2nd Halle–Ingooigem
2nd Overall Hammer Hong Kong
4th Dwars door West–Vlaanderen
6th Great War Remembrance Race
10th Bretagne Classic
2019 (7)
1st Road race, National Road Championships
1st Scheldeprijs
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 4 & 21
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 3 Tour of Turkey
1st Stage 4 Tour of California
1st Overall Hammer Limburg
1st Stage 1 & 2
2nd Elfstedenronde
2020 (4)
1st Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré
Volta ao Algarve
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 1 Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 5 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2021 (7)
1st Eurométropole Tour
1st Gooikse Pijl
Vuelta a España
1st Points classification
1st Stages 4, 8 & 16
Tour de Wallonie
1st Stages 2 & 5
2022 (13)
1st Road race, UEC European Road Championships
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1st Elfstedenronde
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 5
Volta ao Algarve
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
Tour de Hongrie
1st Green jersey Points classification
1st Stage 2 & 3
1st Stage 2 Tour de France
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 5 Tour of Belgium
6th Münsterland Giro
2023 (7)
Tour of Belgium
1st Stages 2 & 5
Danmark Rundt
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Stage 2 Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 2 Tour de Hongrie
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a San Juan
3rd Elfstedenronde
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
5th Classic Brugge–De Panne
6th Gooikse Pijl
9th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2024 (1)
1st Stage 1 Tour of Turkey
2nd Nokere Koerse

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 129 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 145 141
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References

  1. ^ "Quick-Step sign l'Avenir stage winner". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Ryan, Barry (31 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Deceuninck-QuickStep". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Deceuninck - Quick-Step". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Team DSM". UCI. Retrieved 14 January 2024.
  5. ^ Wiśniewska, Marta (5 August 2020). "Lekarz wyścigu Tour de Pologne: "Fabio jest z nami, żyje i mamy nadzieję, że wygramy"" [Tour de Pologne race doctor: "Fabio is with us, he is alive and we hope to win"] (in Polish). Naszosie.pl. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Jakobsen in levensgevaar na vreselijke crash met Groenewegen in Polen". NU. August 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Fabio Jakobsen out of coma and in good condition - Tour of Poland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Fabio Jakobsen: Dutch rider 'glad to be alive' after Tour of Poland crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Dylan Groenewegen banned for nine months for causing Tour of Poland crash". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Fabio Jakobsen Weathers Storm for Birthday Victory". Eurosport by Felix Lowe. 31 August 2021.
  11. ^ Stats, Pro Cycling (18 July 2022). "Rider Fabio Jakobsen". procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  12. ^ Talk, Olympic (2 July 2022). "Fabio Jakobsen wins Tour de France stage". NBC Sports Olympics. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  13. ^ Laura Weislo, Daniel Ostanek (20 July 2022). "Jakobsen makes Tour de France time cut by 15 seconds". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
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